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|Title:||Plato, Poetry, and the Problem of Mechanical Reproduction|
|Abstract:||In my thesis I compare Plato’s criticisms of poetry in Book X of the Republic to twentieth century criticisms of mass media and film, and argue that such different media have attracted similar objections because of their perceived inability to convey anything more substantial than surface appearances.|
|Type of Material:||Princeton University Senior Theses|
|Appears in Collections:||Philosophy, 1924-2017|
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